COMMUNICATIONS

[ADN Publication] CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY: “A Hope for Better Democracy in Asia”

  Seoul, Korea -  On this day 15 September 2018, the Asia Democracy Network welcomes the celebration of International Democracy day  extending appreciation and solidarity to all democracy advocates who stand  for democratic principles around the world. On this auspicious occasion it’s vital  to acknowledge regression as well as progress on the front of defending and promoting democracy.  This year, we are at a critical juncture where

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[EVENT] Documentary Screening, Me Vang Nha: When Mother’s Away

[Documentary Screening] Me Vang Nha: When Mother’s Away “We each only have one life to live but if given the choice, I would still do it exactly the same. I hope everyone will soon raise their own voice and fight for their rights so that they can overcome their own fears, and build a better and greater nation.” These were the last words of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as the ‘Mother Mushroom’ who is a 39-year-old top blogger in Vietnam,

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[EVENT] Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum IV

  Ichal Supriadi, Secretary General of ADN moderating the last plenary on the outcomes of the thematic sessions at the Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum IV.

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[Article] The will of civil society to promote and defend democracy in Asia

  The will of civil society to promote and defend democracy in Asia Article by Ichal Supriadi, Asia Democracy Network A call for democratic unity After decades of the promotion of and struggles for democracy, we are at a serious junction where the global rise in intolerance and populist authoritarianism has put the future of democracy in doubt. The Asian continent has not escaped this infection. Many countries that were once seen as champions

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[EVENT] Contemporary State of Electoral Transparency and Integrity in Asia

  Former ADN Advocacy Director and current Executive Director of Bersih, Mr. Yap Swee Seng, currently giving a presentation on Malaysia case in the panel on “Contemporary State of Electoral Transparency and Integrity In Asia”

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[EVENT] The 4th Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka

  ADN member ANFREL is now kicking off their 4th Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Over 200 participants from not only across Asia but across the globe have gathered to discuss Advancing Election Transparency and Integrity: Promoting and Defending Democracy Together. The President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena gave a speech to open the event!

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[STATEMENT] BANGLADESH: MUST ENSURE BASIC FREEDOMS LEADING UP TO THE ELECTIONS

[STATEMENT] BANGLADESH: MUST ENSURE BASIC FREEDOMS LEADING UP TO THE ELECTIONS SEOUL, KOREA - Leading up to the 2018 general elections in Bangladesh, there has been escalated suppression of people’s freedom in expressing their views and criticism. In early August, thousands of Bangladesh students took to the streets in protest against the authorities demanding road safety improvements. What was a peaceful protest by the students ended in violence

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[EVENT] Secretary General Speech given at the opening session of the Asia Democracy Conference (ADC)

  Secretary General Speech given at the opening session of the Asia Democracy Conference (ADC)   “Peace and Democracy – Democracy Transition and Social Integration in Asia”   Colombo, 24-25 August 2018   Honorable Vice Chairman of Korea Democracy Foundation (KDF), Mr. Jinwoo Jeong, Respectful Director of the Institute for Korean Democracy Mr. Hyungsik Shin Former Secretary General of ADN, Anselmo Lee, Regional Coordinator of

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[EVENT] Secretary General Ichal Supriadi giving a welcome speech at the Asia Democracy Conference 2018

  Secretary General Ichal Supriadi giving a welcome speech at the Asia Democracy Conference 2018 being held now in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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[ADN Statement] CAMBODIA MUST REMEDY ITS DETERIORATING DEMOCRACY

    CAMBODIA MUST REMEDY ITS DETERIORATING DEMOCRACY   Seoul, Korea – The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) welcomes the series of release of a few political prisoners who have been detained by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in the recent years. Land rights and human rights defender, Tep Vany was released on 20 Aug 2018 after being unjustly imprisoned for almost two years. Meanwhile on August 21st, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court also

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